DICKSON COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - Multiple agencies are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer versus car crash on I-40 East in Dickson County where two people have died.
According to TDOT SmartWay, the accident was reported around 9:40 a.m. around mile marker 167 and is not expected to be clear until at least 6 p.m. All eastbound lanes of I-40 were closed in the area, but the left lane has since reopened. Westbound lanes are affected with rubbernecking delays.
Submitted video by a News4 viewer shows fire departments and THP on scene. The overturned tractor-trailer caught fire and was being extinguished.
News4 reached out to Tennessee Highway Patrol who reports two people died in the crash, but the investigation was still ongoing and no other details could be provided.
Traffic update, I-40 EB at the 167 MM has one lane open as the investigation continues into the fatal crash. West bound lanes are not effected.— THPNashville (@THPNashville) August 24, 2019
I-40 shut down due to accident at MM 167. Detour at Exit 148 Hwy 50 to Hwy 100 to Hwy 46 Exit 172.— Dickson County EMA (@DicksonCoEMA) August 24, 2019
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